That emergency animal health training be included in induction programs for newly recruited District Veterinarians and all District Veterinarians be encouraged to maintain their skills by attending regular refresher training as appropriate.
The Committee commends the Department for its efforts in recruiting Industry Liaison Officers as contact points for industry during emergency disease outbreaks. It considers that it is of vital importance to ensure that these Officers are trained appropriately and that regular contact with them is maintained to support them and to ensure their continued participation.

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